The council discussed Potier’s application for a special-use permit as part of a home-based business during its work session Wednesday night, City Manager Brad Hulsey said Thursday.
“It’s a unique situation when you want to repair lawn mowers in a residential situation,” Hulsey said. “We anticipate there will be some people in opposition because of the noise and traffic, with deliveries coming in. The mayor and council could place stipulations on it.”
Other action items will include awarding a bid for paving Sweetwater Avenue as part of a deal between the city and the Sweetwater Landing subdivision.
“The neighbors had an understanding it would be done. We are keeping our word that the streets will be paved in the inhabited area,” Hulsey said about an incomplete development. “The only street that the city has responsibility for in that subdivision is the main road going through there. The other roads have not been dedicated to the city.”
The $34,000 cost submitted by winning bidder Baldwin Paving of Marietta includes $20,000 from SPLOST 2011 with the balance coming from the subdivision’s escrow.
“It’s a small section,” Hulsey said about the area to be paved.
Action items also will include the first reading of changes to holiday pay and sick leave maximum accrual amount, qualifying fees for the November elections in which wards 1, 2 and 3 will be up for grabs, and permission for the public works department to surplus 110 tires and 100 plastic garbage carts.